Physical Activity and Physical Literacy in the Early Years 
 
 
Language: English 
 
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours 
 
 
This workshop focuses on providing early years staff (front-line Early Childhood Education staff, supervisors, managers) and parents with an increased understanding of physical literacy development in young children (0 to 5 years). Participants will learn what physical literacy is and why it is important to develop in young children, understand the relationship between brain development and physical literacy and learn how relationships, environment, activities, and equipment can support physical literacy development. 
 
 
Learning Objectives: 
 
Describe key concepts such as active play, fundamental movement skills, risky/adventurous play and physical literacy. 
 
  • Examine the critical role early years play in the future health and physical literacy of a child. 
  • Identify concepts and activities that support active play in the early years. 
  • Review educational tools for parents which highlight the important role of active play on a child’s overall development 
  • Gather information that can be applied to increase the capacity of managers and staff to develop policies, practices and environments. 
 
 
Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of workshop completion and 3 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) points (if applicable). 
 
 
This workshop can be delivered in person or virtually. 


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